News release

Wastewater Upgrades for Chester

Municipal Affairs and Housing
Municipal Capital Growth Program

A new wastewater treatment plant and related infrastructure will make the Municipality of Chester’s system more resilient and able to accommodate growth.

“We need to make sure Chester is prepared for anything that comes our way, whether it is major storms or growing our community,” said Danielle Barkhouse, MLA for Chester-St. Margaret’s, on behalf of John Lohr, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “This is a critical infrastructure project and will make for a more efficient and resilient system in case of storm and flooding damage, which benefits all our residents.”

The total cost of the project is estimated at $8.2 million, with the Province investing $2.25 million.

The investment supports the Chester Basin Wastewater System Expansion and Climate Change Adaptation Project, which addresses system vulnerabilities based on recurring coastal flooding and climate hazards. A larger, more modern wastewater treatment plant will allow sustainable service delivery for current properties and new development in the area.

The project is part of the Municipal Capital Growth Program, a one-time $102-million investment in projects across the province – a historic provincial investment in municipal infrastructure.


“With the generous support of the Province, the municipality can look forward to building an improved wastewater system in the community of Chester Basin. The new treatment plant will be less vulnerable to the increased frequency of storm events and will provide sustainable service delivery to current properties and new development in the area for years to come. We thank our government partners for the capacity to position the community of Chester Basin as a community ready for growth.”
Allen Webber, Warden of the Municipality of the District of Chester

Quick Facts:

  • the Municipal Capital Growth Program, announced in February, was designed to respond to the infrastructure needs of municipalities and addresses critical issues like housing, climate change, accessibility and growth

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